At the end of a narrow canyon that leads to the ocean, you’ll find enchanting Avila Beach.
Morro Bay is a picture-perfect community with a beautiful, gentle bay and easy ocean access, so it’s perfect for all sorts of water sport—and you.
There’s a destination on California’s Central Coast with everything that a wine tourist looking for classic California could ask for. The destination is Pismo Beach.
It’s no wonder people call the city of San Luis Obispo “SLO.” They find no reason to rush in this delightful coastal city.
Did you know that the world is your oyster and San Luis Obispo (SLO) County is your playground?
Travel the world, and you won’t find any place quite like this. The dramatic windswept cliffs, pristine coves, white sandy beaches, quaint towns, and rolling vineyards of San Luis Obispo County will give you reason after reason to pull off the road to explore.
Ever since pioneering vintner Jack Niven planted vineyards in Edna Valley more than 40 years ago, his family has been shaping it as a wine region.
Recently founded by a group of friends who share an appreciation for great wine, good food, and love for gathering with family and friends, Biddle Ranch Vineyard is off to a roaring start.
A passion for the French province of Alsace and the desire to create delightfully different wines inspired Claiborne (Clay) Thompson and Fredericka Churchill to found their boutique winery in 1983.
The Edna Valley’s modern day history began in 1973, when the winery’s founder, Jack Niven, planted Paragon Vineyard, dedicated to Chardonnay.
Named to honor the natural predators that helped clear the way for its founding, Kynsi Winery was born in 1995.
The natural and rugged California coastline begs to be explored with deserted beaches, enchanting seaside towns, and seven distinct boutique wineries.
Firmly planted in a rugged chaparral valley, the roots of Saucelito Canyon Vineyard are literally rich with history.
Founded a decade ago by Craig and Nancy Stoller, Sextant Wines demonstrates the remarkable potential of San Luis Obispo County with a compelling portfolio of world-class wines.
Mike Sinor is bringing a lot of attention to SLO County with his high-scoring wines.
Veteran Winemaker Stephen R. Dooley is meticulous in his craft, exhibiting passionate attention to every detail of the winemaking process.
The homey ambiance of Apple Farm Inn makes it an ideal escape in beautiful San Luis Obispo Wine Country.
Located in the jewel box village of Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo wine country, Avila Lighthouse Suites provides guests an ideal home away from home as they explore this enchanting beach area.
With a splendid oceanfront location and all the luxuries one dreams of, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is an ideal getaway for couples, families, and executive groups.
The beguiling Madonna Inn is a landmark destination, known for its timeless elegance and whimsical appeal.
The Old Edna townsite is one of the most enchanting features of the Edna Valley wine region.
Located on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, the cozy guest rooms at Cottage Inn by the Sea feature fireplaces and flat screen TVs.
Located in the quaint, seaside village of Cambria—home to 30 art galleries, a delightful coastal walkway, and many restaurants—FogCatcher Inn is a great place to completely relax.
This upscale beachfront property offers rooms and suites with stunning views from private patios.
With a unique collection of charming inns along the California coast, Pacifica Hotels provide guests an array of lovely places to stay and add some fresh ocean air to their wine tasting experience.
Talk about location: this casually elegant beachfront retreat sits at the southernmost point of 22-mile-long Pismo Beach, just three blocks from downtown.
Resting atop hot mineral springs and spanning more than 100 acres, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is just moments away from the quaint village of Avila Beach and close to over 300 wineries.
Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on scenic Highway 1, the popular Cliffs Resort is a full-service oceanfront property with breathtaking views and first-class amenities.
Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.
Breakaway Tours: Blending Trials
Pacific Adventure Tours: Hummer Rides
Central Coast Brewing Company
The Libertine Pub
PLACES TO STAY
Apple Farm's Wine Country Inn
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Sycamore Mineral Hot Springs Resort & Spa
RESTAURANTS WITH VIEWS
Lido at Dolphin Bay
Marisol Restaurant at The Cliffs
Restaurant at SeaVenture Beach Hotel
Pacific Coast Wine Trail
Piedras Blancas Light Station
TASTING ROOMS OF NOTE
Biddle Ranch Vineyard
Claiborne & Churchill
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars
Settled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the San Luis Obispo County is defined by its quaint and colorful seaside living. The charming ocean-side towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach make San Luis Obispo County the perfect destination for wine lovers and travelers alike. Beautiful hills and valleys appear as you move further inland, including the world renowned Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys.
The marine climate of the San Luis Obispo County enriches the production of wine growing in the region, resulting in an unusually long growing season for wine grapes. This extended growing season produces a wide and rich array of flavors, which in turn creates memorable and delicious wine experiences that can only be found in the San Luis Obispo County. The perfect temperature and long growing season define the San Luis Obispo County as one of the premier wine-growing regions of the world.
The city of San Luis Obispo is the epicenter of the San Luis Obispo County, but short drives north and south of the city deliver world class dining, drinking and visiting experiences. A short drive north of San Luis Obispo is the historic Hearst Castle and an even shorter drive south will result in delicious a clam chowder bread bowl from the world famous Splash Café in Pismo Beach. Picturesque ocean views, world-class wine and fun tourist attractions make San Luis Obispo County a premier wine and travel destination.
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There’ s an incomparable place along California’s Central Coast known as San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country , where mountains, valleys, and ocean converge. Here, the coastal influence provides one of the longest grape-growing seasons in the world. It also provides a boundless resource for outdoor coastal recreation.
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Touring & Tasting's exclusive interview with Edna Valley Vineyard's Josh Baker.
Known for its wonderful wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, San Luis Obispo (SLO) wine country is made up of rolling hills and valleys, crossroad country villages, coastal towns, historical sites, and plenty of great places to picnic along the way.
The words “California dreaming” create an idyllic scene. We picture a strong, sturdy pier jutting out from a white pristine beach, inviting, surfable waves, graceful pelicans soaring above, and happy people enjoying it all.
If you’re looking for an authentic California experience boasting untouched natural beauty, farm fresh cuisine, 200+ wineries, and an extensive variety of things to do, please read on.
Today Paso Robles is home to more than 2,200 acres of Rhone varieties and boasts the largest acreage of Syrah, Viognier, and Roussanne in the state of California.
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Celebrate Spring at the Apple Farm with our 8th Annual Apple Blossom Days Festival. Enjoy wine tasting, demonstrations, local artisan craft fair, an art show, petting zoo and more fun for the whole family!
For 25 consecutive years, our annual Roll Out The Barrels celebration has set the pace for good times, good vibes and good wines in San Luis Obispo County. The new Roll Out The Barrels experience begins April 1st, and concludes on May 3rd.
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Enjoy the Easter holiday with a delectable meal at the Apple Farm Restaurant. A special menu will be served along with our regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
Join Claiborne & Churchill winemaker Coby Parker-Garcia for a fun and educational blind tasting of aromatic white wines.
A Claiborne & Churchill staff favorite! Test your palate with a fun and challenging blind tasting of aromatic white wines!
The Earth Day Food and Wine Main event delivers a top quality food and wine experience paired with a casual, low-key atmosphere, all while celebrating the passionate people behind a sustainable food movement.
For more information, please visit: earthdayfoodandwine.com
This outstanding event brings together delicious local food and superb central coast wineries - all in one exceptional location on the cliffs overlooking the sea in Pismo Beach.
For more information please visit: tasteofpismo.com
Enjoy a lovely tasting while walking through our SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified Estate Vineyard and eco-friendly strawbale wine cellar.
Billing itself as a “small town big race,” the 2015 SLO Marathon is a serious stomp through wine country on April 26.
For more information, visit slomarathon.com
Experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music, art, and the amiable coastal community.
For more information please visit: winewavesandbeyond.com
This classic surf and wine event celebrates the best of San Luis Obispo County. Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of the wine country and unique surf culture, enjoy four days of unforgettable events evoking the magic of wine and waves. These events take place at numerous scenic venues throughout San Luis Obispo County. All proceeds go to support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf). For more information & tickets: winewavesandbeyond.com
Join Claiborne & Churchill Winemaker Coby Parker-Garcia for a guided tasting of five clones of Pinot Noir.
Spoil the mom in your life by treating her to a meal at the Apple Farm Restaurant. A special menu will be served along with our regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
Join us twice a month on Fridays, May through October from 5:30 to 7:30 for our Sips & Songs concert series.
The Chardonnay Symposium brings top Chardonnay producers from around the world together for an in-depth exploration of the world’s favorite grape and its impact on viticulture, tastemakers and the market.
A farm to table, four-course meal paired expertly with wines from Claiborne & Churchill featuring live acoustic music and held on the beautiful garden patio at the Apple Farm Restaurant.
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The Classic brings in thousands of people and cars and 18 wheelers from large companies like Mothers Polish, GM Performance, Ford Motor Company, 7-Eleven, Budweiser and many more!
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A farm to table, four-course meal paired expertly with wines from Pomar Junction Winery featuring live acoustic music and held on the beautiful garden patio at the Apple Farm Restaurant.
Enjoy the transcendent sights, scents and flavors of this signature season as we present our annual Harvest on the Coast Celebration Weekend, a rambunctious extravaganza of local food and wine. The main event is an outdoor Grand Tasting and Auction on Saturday, November 7th featuring wine tasting, artisan foods, live music from local artists and live music.